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B.A. Alumni

Dr. Jessica L. Ambler graduated from UC Santa Cruz with Honors in 2003 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a specialization is Roman architecture. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at UCSB and a Curatorial Assistant at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Since graduating, Alexandra Boiarsky (B.A., ’10) worked in contemporary galleries in New York City including Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe and Salon 94.

Marion Cadora is a visiting lecturer in the department of History of Art + Visual Culture at UCSC. Concurrently she holds a position as the  Assistant Curator of the John Young Museum of Art and lecturer of art history and museum studies at University of Hawai‘i Mānoa.

Seth Castiglione (B.A., ’15) completed the HAVC major with a concentration in Religion and Visual Culture.

Delia Cosentino (B.A. ’92) is Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University in Chicago. She specializes in colonial and modern Mexican art, having published scholarship on Franciscan murals, colonial Aztec genealogies, and more modern mapping practices.

Julia Heather Cross (B.A., '09) is a fourth year PhD candidate at Harvard in the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Kori (B.A. '15) is a Maritime Living History Instructor at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She leads 3rd-5th graders through an immersive hands on educational program that coincides with the school curriculum they are learning. 

Dr. Gabriella de la Rosa received her Ph.D. in History of Art & Architecture from Harvard University in 2008. The title of her doctoral thesis is The Trope of Race: Portraiture and Print Culture of Ancien Régime France.

Celeste DeWald (B.A. ’92) has worked in the museum field since she graduated from UCSC, including positions at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, and the National Steinbeck Center.

Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace (B.A. ’90) is Professor and Chair, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts, University of North Texas. Her research addresses Latin American colonial art with an emphasis in prints.

Lisa B. Dorin (B.A. ’96) is the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Williams College Museum of Art. Dorin also worked as the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC).

Jamila Dunn is Director of Education at Kala Art Institute. Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in- Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs and education.

After graduating from UCSC, Pooneh Erami (B.A., '06) received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Arizona State University. She worked as an architect in Paris for 8 years and is now living and working in Casablanca, Morocco. 

Giancarlo Fiorenza (B.A., '91) is an associate professor of art history at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  His book, Dosso Dossi: Paintings of Myth, Magic, and the Antique, was published by the Pennsylvania State University Press in 2008, and he co-edited and... more

Rita Gonzalez is the Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been involved in numerous prominent exhibitions.

Cami Gordon (B.A., '10) works as the Manager of Programs for Schools and Teachers at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Jaimey Hamilton Faris, (B.A. ’95) is Associate Professor of Art History and Critical Theory at the University of Hawai'i Mānoa.

Tal Harari (B.A., '11) is a planner for the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, where she works on the updates for the Downtown Los Angeles Community Plans.

Jennifer J. Harbster (B.A. ’98) is a librarian for the University Library at UC Davis. She worked as a digital reference specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress for over 14 years.

Benjamin Hufbauer (B.A., '90) is associate professor in the department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville, KY.